Harris won't allow Millwall players to "accept" relegation

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© Millwall FC

MILLWALL boss Neil Harris will not allow his players to "settle" for relegation until the Lions' fate this season is mathematically confirmed.

The Lions are eight points behind fourth-bottom Rotherham with eight games to go and face play-off chasing Brentford in a London derby at Griffin Park tomorrow.

But Harris, who picked up the first point of his interim spell in charge against Brighton on Tuesday, insists Millwall will fight to the death.

"You can't accept relegation and start planning for League One," he said.

"We can't settle for that and I certainly won't allow the players to do that.

"Yes, the reality is that we're in a difficult position, but we've got games to win, performances to give and contracts to be earned.

"We've also got a fan-base that demands we keep going and going."

Harris was pleased with the character on display during the 0-0 draw with the Seagulls and says his players have now set a benchmark for future performances.

"I wasn't always the best player on the pitch when I played at The Den but I played with my heart on my sleeve," Harris added.

"We've got a group of players who can do that and that's all we're asking. I enjoyed watching the team on Tuesday because of what they gave.

"I can only ask so much of the players – if they give what they can and try to follow our game plan, then that's a small success.

"But now they've done that, and showed that they can do it, that's got to be the least they show every game – they've got the work-rate, desire and the right attitude.

"We kept a clean sheet but now we demand more – now we want goals."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

16 thoughts on “Harris won't allow Millwall players to "accept" relegation

  • March 20, 2015 at 11:01
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    The dreaded not until it's 'mathematically confirmed' and its still only March.

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    • March 20, 2015 at 11:22
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      @Micky Lions: Scoring a goal would feel like a win

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  • March 20, 2015 at 11:02
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    Scoring 'a' goal would be a nice start!

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